Young Driver Car Hire

Posted on January 5, 2012 by . 0 comments

If you are between the age of 18 – 25 you may incur extra charges when hiring a car due to the perceived increase in risk which means a higher insurance cost for the car hire company.

If you are a young driver renting a car be sure to check the terms and conditions of rental before making your reservation. Often, young drivers are changed a per day supplement on the quoted rental charge (e.g an extra £2 per day). This is often capped to a certain level so the longer you are hiring the more cost effective it becomes. The charges are usually payable locally which means you pay them when you collect the car.

You will also need to have held your driving license for at least one year.

Ford Ka Car Hire

Posted on January 4, 2012 by . 0 comments

The Ford Ka is classified by the car hire companies as a budget class vehicle and is a good option for couples with luggage, parties of 4 with minimal luggage and families of 2 adults and 2 children.

Being a budget class car the Ford Ka is often the one or the cheaper vehicles when you are looking for a hire car but if you have a lot of luggage bear in mind that boot space is limited and it may be worth considering an economy class vehicle.

Collecting your rental car – things to check

Posted on January 3, 2012 by . 0 comments

When collecting your hire car be sure to bring:

  • The credit card you used to book the vehicle
  • Driving licence – card and accompanying paper part
  • Printed or digital copy of your voucher
  • Once you have the keys for the car be sure to check the vehicle over before driving away to ensure any scrapes, dents or defects are logged on the paper work so you are not liable for them when you return the vehicle. It is also worth taking a few photos for reference if you have a camera phone handy just to be sure.

    Upon leaving the car rental depot note any nearby fuel stations should you need to return the car with a full tank when you hand it back over.

    Car Hire Meta Search

    Posted on January 2, 2012 by . 0 comments

    A ‘meta search’ site, also known as a comparison site is a site that searches a number of providers (often in real time) and collates the pricing information into an easily readable page.

    Here at Car Hire Search we offer a meta search solution enabling you to compare car hire from all the major car hire companies in the UK in one search. We also include the providers terms & conditions (where available) in order to give you a comprehensive view of the markets offerings in a collection of collated results.

    Dropping your hire car off at Durham Tees Valley Airport

    Posted on January 1, 2012 by . 0 comments

    When returning your car to Durham Tees Valley Airport look out for ‘On Airport Car Hire’ on the last roundabout before you reach the terminal. After proceeding through the barrier you will find the dedicated car hire parking area to your right. Each parking bay is marked with the car hire company it belongs to (Avis, Europcar and Hertz).

    The postcode of the airport for Sat Nav purposes is DL2 1LU.

    Car Hire at Poitiers Airport

    Posted on December 31, 2011 by . 0 comments

    The on site car hire providers ar Poitiers Airport are Avis, Budget, National/Alamo, Europcar and Hertz. They are all located at the car hire desk in terminal, with the vehicles kept in the car park to the front of the terminal building.

    Ryanair is now the main operator at Poitiers providing connections to London Stansted (The Edinburgh route is currently not in operation). Local French operator Airlinair provides regional flights to Lyon and Ajaccio (Corsica).

    Auriga Crown at Malaga Airport

    Posted on December 31, 2011 by . 0 comments

    The Auriga Crown desk at Malaga Airport is located in the new ‘Car Rental Zone’ in terminal and is well signposted after you clear luggage collection in arrivals.

    The desk is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

    Auriga Crown was the result of a merger between Auriga Rent a Car and Crown Car Hire in 2006. Auriga Crown are now one of the largest independent operators in Spain with 30 depots covering Spain, Portugal and the Balearic Islands.

    Avis Car Hire at Chambery Airport

    Posted on December 30, 2011 by . 0 comments

    The Avis depot at Chambery Airport is located opposite the arrivals terminal in the dedicated car rental building. The desk opening hours are

    Mon: 0830 – 1800
    Tues: 0830 – 1800
    Wed: 0830 – 1800
    Thurs: 0830 – 1800
    Fri: 0830 – 1800
    Sat: 0715 – 2100
    Sun: 0730 – 1900

    Snow chains are available at this Avis depot on request. Note the extended opening hours above on weekends to accomodate increased traffic during ski season changeover days.